A Pilot Panel Study in User-centered Design and Evaluation of Real-time Adaptable Emotional Virtual Environments

Valeria Carofiglio, Nicola Gallo, Fabio Abbattista

Abstract

User-centered evaluation (UCE) is an essential component of developing any interactive application. Usability, perceived usefulness and appropriateness of adaptation are the three most commonly assessed variables of the users' experience. However, in order to validate a design, the new interaction paradigms encourage to explore new variables for accounting the users' need and preferences. This is especially important for applications as complex and innovative as Adaptable Virtual Environments (AVE). In this context, a good design should manage the user’s emotional level as a UCE activity, to obtain a more engaging overall user’s experience. In this work we overcome the weaknesses of traditional methods by employing a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to collect additional information on user’s needs and preferences. A pilot study is conducted for determining if (i) the BCI is a suitable technique to evaluate the emotional experience of AVE’s users and (ii) the contents of a given AVE could be improved in order to result in high subject agreement in terms of elicited emotion.

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Carofiglio V., Gallo N. and Abbattista F. (2012). A Pilot Panel Study in User-centered Design and Evaluation of Real-time Adaptable Emotional Virtual Environments . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 67-71. DOI: 10.5220/0003975500670071


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@conference{iceis12,
author={Valeria Carofiglio and Nicola Gallo and Fabio Abbattista},
title={A Pilot Panel Study in User-centered Design and Evaluation of Real-time Adaptable Emotional Virtual Environments},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={67-71},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003975500670071},
isbn={978-989-8565-12-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - A Pilot Panel Study in User-centered Design and Evaluation of Real-time Adaptable Emotional Virtual Environments
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Carofiglio V.
AU - Gallo N.
AU - Abbattista F.
PY - 2012
SP - 67
EP - 71
DO - 10.5220/0003975500670071